Kings (Matt Headland) has today shared the second chapter to an evergrowing musical catalogue with his brand new, self-produced album Two. Following the release of his debut album Chapter One in November last year, Kingdon Chapple-Wilson is now excited to present 12 new tracks to the world, which will be available on digital services from tomorrow morning.
Created from Kingdon's own Awataha marae studio (also known as Arch Angel Studios), Two was inspired by the energy of the live audiences he encountered while on tour over the last few months with Six60 / Nico & Vinz, and festival spots at Jim Beam Homegrown, KFC Edge Fest and ZM's Flochella. This time he wanted to create something that made people move.
Where his debut shared parts of Kingdon's personal story, Two is about letting go and having fun.
Earlier in March this year, Kings teamed up with Super Rugby to release the upbeat anthem 'Play The Game', which was followed up by the first Two single 'You Do' which has seen over 350,000 cross-platform streams since late March.
Since Kings first caught the attention of New Zealanders during the summer of 2015 with his omnipresent chart-topper 'Don't Worry Bout It', the young producer, singer-songwriter and performing artist has solidified his place in the New Zealand music scene as a hitmaker.
As he rose further through the ranks with his debut release Kings EP, he showed us his skills as a producer and songwriter, presenting the broad musical influences that inspire him. This led to Kingdon's very first Vodafone New Zealand Music Award for New Zealand Breakthrough Artist of the Year in 2016, and several Vodafone Pacific Music Awards including Niu FM Best Pacific Urban Artist and NZ On Air Radio Airplay Award) in 2017.
Last year at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards, Kings took home 2 Tuis for Highest Selling Single of 2017 and the Radio Airplay Record of the Year for his chart-topping breakout single 'Don't Worry Bout It' released through Warner Music.
Most recently, Kings debuted his first full-length album Chapter One which shone a light on more personal stories and produced hit single 'We'll Never Know' along with other fan favourites 'Domino', 'Kush Rolled x Cup Filled', 'In The Sun' and more.
Chapter One has now surpassed over 3 million cross-platform streams since its release in November 2017.
Released independently on his personal label Arch Angel Records via digital music distributors DRM NZ, Kings hoped to inspire and encourage others to do the same.
Kings is up again for two Vodafone Pacific Music Awards (NZ Music Commission Best Pacific Male Artist and SIT/MAINZ Best Producer) for the 2018 ceremony later this month.